Rundown: Let's hear it for this season's little guys
New Hampshire ended up being a pretty good race for a few drivers with nothing to run for but trophies and pride. The Xfinity Series had a serious shakeup and a first-time winner in its playoff opener, and the Truck playoffs are off and running as well.
Kyle Busch wins in New Hampshire.
Kyle Busch avoids a wreck near the halfway point of the race and pulls away to win the ISM Connect 300 in New Hampshire.
Kyle Busch drives away from trouble, into Victory Lane
Kyle Busch said he's missed some opportunities to win this year, but he's put that behind him at the perfect time. He avoided a weird wreck at New Hampshire on Sunday and drove to Victory Lane as the playoff picture got shuffled behind him.
Petty, Childress: Protests carry consequences
NASCAR team owners Richard Childress and Richard Petty hinted that anybody working for them who protested the national anthem would face serious consequences.
NASCAR statement on potential national anthem protests: "Sports are a unifying influence in our society, bringing people of differing backgrounds and beliefs together. Our respect for the national anthem has always been a hallmark of our pre-race events. Thanks to the sacrifices of many, we live in a country of unparalleled freedoms and countless liberties, including the right to peacefully express one's opinion."
Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire
Kyle Busch slipped through smoke from a multi-car crash on the backstretch and came down with a dominant victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.
Kyle Busch controlled the second half of Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, punching his ticket into the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs second round. Kyle Larson finished second more than two seconds back, with fellow playoff drivers Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. rounding out the top five in that order.
The playoffs aftermath of the crash at the end of Stage 2 is that Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, putting Busch in a precarious position to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Martin Truex Jr. went from the lead to 18th, but if his damaged car is as good as it was, he could still potentially contend. Kyle Busch restarted the race in the lead and remains there with 130 laps to go.
Crash on the final lap of Stage 2 at New Hampshire takes out the leader Martin Truex Jr. handing the stage win to Kyle Busch. Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeffrey Earnhardt were also involved. Truex had dominated the race and was on his way to winning the stage by more than a second.
Martin Truex Jr. dominated the first stage of ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, winning it by nearly three seconds.
Reddick gets first win in Xfinity playoff opener
Tyler Reddick led 66 laps, including the final 39, and beat Brennan Poole to the finish line by 14.540 seconds to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff opener Saturday.
Getting women revved up about auto mechanics
The founder of Girls Auto Clinic recognized the lack of women in auto repair, so she built a business -- and wrote a book -- to help educate and empower women in the male-dominated field.
Bell wins Truck Series playoff opener at NHMS
Christopher Bell won Saturday's NASCAR Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was his fifth win of the year, and he secured a spot in the second round of the playoffs.
NASCAR forces Logano to sit out final practice
Joey Logano was forced to sit on pit road in the No. 22 Ford for the duration of a 50-minute Cup series practice Saturday because his car failed inspection four times before Friday's aborted qualifying attempt.
Kasey Kahne enthusiastic about opportunity at Leavine
Kasey Kahne is in the NASCAR Cup playoffs, but as a lame duck at Hendrick Motorsports he's also got his future with Leavine Family Racing to think about. He's excited about his future.
Dale Jr.'s final ride: New Hampshire
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn't had the best results at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with a best finish of third in his career. But it looks like he has a good car for Sunday as he gets set for his last race in the Granite State.
Kyle Busch takes pole at NH in 2nd playoff
Kyle Busch's run in NASCAR's playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat.
There's still a lot to sort out this Silly Season
Kurt Busch may have his old job, depending on whether or not Monster Energy stays on. If they don't? As NASCAR's Silly Season drags on, there's big names still without rides and teams still in flux up and down the grid.
Jimmie Johnson has switched to his backup car for the weekend after wrecking his primary in Turn 3 in the first practice. "I had a good first lap and entering Turn 3 for my second lap just got in there with a lot of speed anticipated it sticking," he said. "[It] didn't quite stick and then once I got out of the PJ1 (a track surface adhesive) there was just really no slowing down or directing it off the wall at that point. Came around and it got the fence. Definitely not the way we wanted to start. Frustrating, but we will take it and go figure it out"
Jimmie Johnson lends a helping hand in Florida.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is accompanied by Marty Smith to assist the cleanup effort in South Florida after Hurricane Irma.
Turn 4: What should Kasey Kahne's next team expect to get?
What will Kasey Kahne mean for Leavine Family Racing? Will a non-playoffs driver win a race? What about the Chase Elliott penalty? What is our gang looking forward to in the Xfinity and Trucks playoffs? They have at it.
JR Motorsports juggernaut dominates Xfinity playoff conversation
The team led by William Byron and Justin Allgaier was the preseason favorite. In the Truck series, Johnny Sauter and Christopher Bell were expected to shine. Both projections have held up. But can either be challenged?
Chase Elliott docked for illegal modifications
Chase Elliott, coming off a second-place finish this weekend, was docked 15 points for illegal modifications to his car.
Hendrick Motorsports won't appeal the penalty issued today to its Chase Elliott team. Kenny Francis will be the interim crew chief this weekend at New Hampshire as Alan Gustafson will serve his one-race suspension.
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